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‘ICC handling of DRS a joke’, says Virtual Eye technology creator

‘ICC handling of DRS a joke’, says Virtual Eye technology creatorSydney, Nov. 10 : The man in charge of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), Ian Taylor has claimed that the handling of the DRS by the International Cricket Council (ICC) was a "joke" and also fears that players' careers could be harmed by its incorrect use.

Taylor, chief executive of Animation Research Ltd, believes that India, the only country that rejects the DRS, was more likely to embrace it if the third umpire had the final say on all decisions made with technology.

"It's meant to only find those mistakes that are so wrong everybody saw them. There are times when the technology can get it wrong and at the moment there are more chances of that if they (ICC) don't have protocols," News. com. au quoted Taylor, as saying.

"If it's just for TV, which was originally the case, it doesn't matter. Nobody's career is going to be harmed by a mistake," he added.

Taylor made his comments after Australia struggled with its reviews on the opening day of the Gabba Test against South Africa yesterday.

The Aussie team face problems after making a bad call for a caught behind off Graeme Smith down the leg side, had a howler from umpire Billy Bowden overturned to claim Smith lbw for 10, and lost the second and last review with a close lbw call on Alviro Petersen. (ANI)


Rodgers says no extra pressure on Liverpool in quest of first league title since 1990

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When Fergie tricked Sam Allardyce into drinking squash instead of red wine!

Sir Alex FergusonLondon, Apr 18  : Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he once had tricked West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce into drinking a fruit drink instead of red wine.  Read more »

Saqlain feels ICC's 15-degree relaxation way too much for his 'Doosra' invention

Saqlain MushtaqKarachi, Apr 18 : Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq feels that International Cricket Council (ICC)'s 15-degree relaxation in the current era for delivering 'Doosra' is way too much.  Read more »

Ajmal keen to 'shine' in County Championship to prepare for 2015 World Cup

Saeed AjmalKarachi, Apr 18  : Veteran Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is reportedly set to make a positive impact during his county stint in Worcestershire in the County Championship Division-II in order to  Read more »

FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »

Mahindra's Oliveira bags a point in GP of Americas

Miguel-OliveiraAustin (United States), April 14 : Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira showed fighting spirit at the Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas to emerge from a multi-bike first corner melee -- that eliminated teammate  Read more »